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Person has no house number on Census, but two different house numbers on Electoral Rolls (19th Century UK)

On the 1849-50 Register of Voters, Charles Ashmore in Manchester, UK was listed at 331 Rochdale Road. On the 1850-51 Register of Voters, he was listed at 329 Rochdale Road. And on the 1851 Census, ...
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Cherokee dna family percentage, if I qualify [duplicate]

My grandfather on my mother's side is cherokee indian, not sure percentage but seen pictures of her, would i have a percentage of cherokee in me?
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How do I find the service record of my grandfather in the German army in WW1? [duplicate]

My grandfather was from Hamburg and was around 24 or 25 years old when he was inducted in the German army.how do I find his military records of service?
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How do you vet DNA cousin "matches" that reach out to you?

I did the DNA test thing back in January. One of the things I was hoping to get out of it was to make contact with other (distant) cousins. What I didn't think about was putting myself out there for ...
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Is there a way to declutter Endogamy in DNA comparisons?

I've recently taken an Acestry DNA test to try and confirm my paternal line's great grandfather. After getting the results, I thought I identified the correct one. One of the nearest matched ...
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Family research in Aden Colony

I am researching my paternal side's family history. They lived in Aden Colony during the British Colonisation in 1839-1967 (128 years) and left Aden in 1967. They used to own property in Aden during ...
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Why different results myheritage and ancestry dna give vastly different results when uploaded to gedmatch or illustrative

Eg. V2 k15 Myheritage vs ancestry East med: 39.48 vs 42.99 West asian 19.08 vs 18.73 West Med 16.94 vs 13.79 Red Sea 7.8 vs 8.3 This causes quite an a shift. Eg I go from being cypriot + 13% south ...
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Passenger Records Research for Pakistan

I am looking for passenger records for an ancestor who is rumoured to have run because he murdered someone in his homeland. I am trying to research him. I have asked my family members who are ...
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Passenger Records Research for India

I am researching my family tree. I am looking for an ancestor who came by ship while working for the British. I am not aware of the ship name he came on. He was approximately born in 1835 +/- 40 years ...
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US Outbound Passenger List information

Is there a listing of outbound ship passengers leaving New York City ports during the early 1900s to Europe (Italy)? My mother, born in the Bronx, New York City in 1907 was taken to Italy to live by ...
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"indef add" as cause of detention?

What is the meaning of "indef add" as cause of detention on 1904 ship's record of detained passengers from Italy to US? Occurred in New York, presumably Ellis Island, though unconfirmed.
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When does a brick wall become a dead end? [closed]

This may be more of a philosophical question than a genealogical research one, but I am wondering if, and/or at what point, does a brick wall become a dead end? For example: I have an early American ...
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Distributing family tree as image - security?

I just created a huge family tree using mind-mapping tools, not common geneology tools. I'd like to distribute this to relatives as a PNG. I'm concerned about security. What should not be in a tree ...
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Trying to understand family tree

I’m a college student that came across this family tree diagram and am trying to interpret it. My current interpretation puts almost every individual in the diagram to having either incest, an affair, ...
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Transcribing a baptism from 1704 in Heinebach

I'm trying to read a baptism entry from 1704 in Heinebach. The priest's handwriting is pretty terrible, however. I could use assistance in finishing this transcription. den 23 xembr ist Wilhelm ...
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Adopted first cousin - is her parent my aunt or my uncle?

I have a first cousin who was adopted at birth. My mom had two brothers and a sister. The adoption records are sealed and cannot be viewed due to Florida state law (1969). Is it possible to determine ...
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Where is the UK death index publicly available beyond 1998?

I am a big fan of FreeBMD because there is a wealth of information indexed and I am able to see scans of the records and double check the details myself. Beyond 1998 Ancestry comes up with an index ...
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Scottish Mortality Register (Montrose 1787)

Before the introduction of the Statutory Registers there was no systematic record of deaths in Scotland. What there are are often financial in nature, recording the hire of the parish mort cloth or ...
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Aden Colony records for Native Yemenis

Where can I find birth, death, and marriage records, as well as the register of persons for Aden Colony for Native Yemenis? As far as I know, the people that I am researching are all Muslims by ...
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The Munkittrick family in England

A branch of the Munkittrick family came from Ardee in County Louth in Ireland. One member of the family left Ardee and took up residence in Lancashire (Manchester area) in the early 1800s (certainly ...
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British India records for Native Indians and Pakistanis

Where can I find birth, death, and marriage records, as well as the register of persons for British India for Native Indians and Pakistanis? As far as I know, the people that I am researching are all ...
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How can I transfer old Roots V databse files to new family software?

Years ago, (and several later computers and widows versions) I used Roots V, I still have all the database files and would like to find a good genealogy program to use them in.BTW, my renewed interest ...
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I need help to read and understand the record

I was using the Findmypast genealogy website and found an interesting record that could possibly mention one of my ancestors. The name of the person that I am researching is Ahmed Alla Khan. I need ...
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Finding vital records from Alaska for Native people

I'm searching for birth records from 1904 in Golovin, Alaska for my Native maternal GF and, approx 1880 in Point Hope, Alaska for my maternal great GF. I have my grandfather's death cert, as well as ...
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Confirming my real (genetic) grandfather from 23andMe results

I recently found a photo of my maternal grandparent’s wedding party. I’ll refer to my maternal grandparents as GM (grandmother) and GF (grandfather). I was surprised to see that one of the people in ...
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Identifying maternal grandfather using DNA

I have recently started the process of grouping my DNA matches on my mother’s side. It's starting to look like the man I thought was my grandfather may not be. I don't have my mother’s DNA but I have ...
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Bishops Prior to Reformation?

In perusing a relative's notes on ancestors prior to the reformation, the direct line becomes broken, where there are the following notes: Henery Sterne (of Stow Cum Quy): Born 1471. Sold Sterne's ...
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Was this family in 1660-1684 Hoheneiche "Schweitzer" or "Schnitzer"

I have 4 records from Hoheneiche, from 1667, 1668, 1680, and 1684, that give the basics for 3 generations of a family. I've not found any other records for this family. However, I'm also unable to ...
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Understanding record from Ifta in 1640, during the 30-years war

I'm currently working on my ancestors from Ifta. I'm trying to understand this church entry from 1640. The German Wikipedia's entry for Wolfmannsgehau is the only reference I've been able to find ...
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Transcribing the baptism of Martha Elisabeth Schweitzer in 1697 in Oberellenbach

I'm trying to transcribe this baptism entry. I could use some assistance fixing any errors. Den 17 Mai ist Elisabeth Schweitzerin in mehrn er hieltes kind mit Hans Jacob Breben getaufft 3. ihm der ...
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Finding death location from clues on VA Form 3-7202a?

I have a copy of my grandfather's VA Form 3-7202a which lists his date of death and his Service Number. Can I use this to track down a location of death and a death certificate? I have no other ...
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1860-1868 Birth Certificate from Hungary

Can anyone advise me on how to obtain my great-great-grandfather's birth certificate (he was born in Fogaras, Transylvania, Hungary between 1860-1868 [corrected]) and possible renunciation of ...
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House History for demolished property

I am researching the history of demolished properties and the reasons why they were demolished. For example, they may have been unfit for occupancy. Where can I find information on a property in Grove ...
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Finding arrival in Puerto Rico for Pierre and Jean Baptiste Vissepot

My ancestors, Pierre (was born in Bordeaux, France) and Jean Baptiste Vissepot, (in Saint-Domingue) at the end of the 18th century or beginning of the 19th century. During the war of independence in ...
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Writing GEDCOM Parser for Java 2024

My goal is to have my GedcomService class read a GEDCOM (.ged) file (family tree data used for genealogy) and parse it, and deposit the data into a mysql database for me to then mess with. The problem ...
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Newspaper archive search for person whose last name is also a common word

This may be an unresolvable question, but I am looking for advice on how to search archives for a person with a surname that is also a common word. Specifically, newspaper archives, etc. in which the ...
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How and where did Walter Priestly (Priestley) come to America?

My 2nd Great Grandfather came to America through the port of New York around November 1857 according to his naturalization record. He was born in England on June 18, 1836 or 1837. Any idea on how I ...
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How to search a key name with close correlation to other names?

I've been researching one particular ancestor who is proving a little tricky. His name is John Jude Taylor* (FamilySearch, Geneanet). He was posted to New Zealand as part of a military contingent (the ...
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Why is my great grandmother from England's birth registration later than the 42 days given to register?

My great grandmother was born August 21, 1909. Her birth wasn’t registered until October 6th 1909. That’s 46 days, when it’s supposed to be 42 days or a fee is given. Anyone know why this might be?
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Understanding B.D. abbreviation on Irish Marriage Register

Can anyone help me understand what the abbreviation B.D. means in the attached image of my 2nd Great Grandparents marriage record?
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My daughters half brother shows up as 15.4%

My family did 23 and me, my daughter and her 1/2 brother show up as only 15.4%. They’re dad also did one and it shows he is the father of both kids. How is this possible?
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Where to begin with British, French, and Belgian ancestry?

I have just recently began my search to find my family history. I traced back using the family tree app my great, great, great great Grandfather; Benoit (Benedict) Spennewyn, but cannot seem to get ...
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Mental hospital records for 1939-41 in San Jose, California

I am writing a memoir and want to know more about my maternal grandmother's last years. She was interned at Agnews State Mental Hospital in San Jose, which closed in 1971. I'd like to know exactly ...
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What is the origin of the surname Reineke? Is it related to the character Reynard the Fox (Reineke Fuchs)?

"Reineke Fuchs" is the German version of "Reynard the Fox," a character from European folklore. "Reineke," or the almost certainly closely related "Reinecke," ...
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What does house number "Bk" mean? (19th century UK rate books)

What does it mean to live at "Bk 1 Worsley Street"? My guess is that 1, 2 and 3 make up part of 40 Worsley Street somehow, as 1 Worsley Court etc., or whatever "Bk" stands for. ...
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Looking for information on Grandfather's WW1 Service record [duplicate]

I am hoping someone can help me find my grandfather's World War 1 records from Germany. A family photo we have of him with his regiment shows: I. Korporalschaft IV Ers. Batterie Fuss.Art.R3" Any ...
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Translating German Birth Register (1861)

I found a set of birth records for some ancestors of mine in the Polish archives (FamilySearch film #8004076). They are from New Waltersdorf, in southern part of Silesia. I have two scans, from ...
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What name birth or step

In my life, I have never been known by my birth name, only by my step name. In my marriage, both birth and step names are recorded, my children are recorded in my step name. I want to start a family ...
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Transcribing marriage record from 1627 Winnenden

This record comes from the marriage register of Winnenden, Rems-Murr-Kreis, Württemberg. I can read most of it: Herr Conradt Rieger, Bürgermeister allhie, und Maria, weyland Herrn Johann Christoff ...
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1946 - Duncan House - Clifton Bristol

I am looking at a birth certificate for 2 November 1946: Sub district - Clifton District - Bristol Registration District - Bristol For where born it it says Duncan House U.D. After some research I ...
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